Today we’ve got an exclusive quick Maschine video from live performer and finger drummer Bass Kleph. In this tutorial, he’s sharing some of his favorite techniques for taking a single sound from a full song and creating dynamic, playable samples out of that sound.
Maschine makes it incredibly easy to get sounds ready to sample, with just a few steps to quickly get a few copies of your starting sample into the unit’s pads.
- Load a full song into the first position on a Maschine group
- Hit the Sampling button to enable sample-trigger mode.
- Hit the Edit button, and then adjust the start/end points to find the single sound you want to isolate
- Switch to “Truncate” in the left Maschine LCD and press “Apply” – this puts the sound into a standalone file and removes the rest of the song.
- Use Duplicate to make two more copies of the sample
Then you’re set to use one of the ways that Bass Kleph outlines in the video above to length a sample and make it more usable for a live routine or a remix.
- Changing the play type to ADSR and link two of the samples together – making one short and punchy and one time stretched with a long tail.
- Apply a Beat Delay plugin to add an echo tail to a time stretched sample – maybe add a bit of reverb to create more space.
- Add a loop near the end of the sample – this works well in Pad Mode for playing a sample across different keys. (try adding Glide in for serious fun!)
*Original Article found on DJTechTools.com*